Find Photos of Your Ancestors on FamilySearch
August 2, 2013 ByNot long ago, the Photos landing page was redesigned to include access to a new tool—the “Find photos of your ancestors” automated search. Clicking the blue button initiates a search of your tree to find closely related people that have been tagged in photos—by you or anyone else—and you are taken to your People page with the results. In some cases, people are finding photos uploaded by someone else of more than 50 ancestors—pretty great, right? Try it by clicking the blue button (you’ll need to sign in):
“Filter people by” drop-down
In addition to viewing all people, you can filter the view on the People page to view those:
- Added by you
- Added by someone else
- Those not linked to Family Tree
Clicking on the golden ribbon (indicating that the person was added by someone else) will launch a pop-up window that shows how you are connected to the person. This feature makes it easier to understand family relationships when the name or photo might not be familiar to you.